Tshering Tobgay: This country isn't just carbon neutral -- it's carbon negative
Deep in the Himalayas, on the border between China and India, lies the Kingdom of Bhutan, which has pledged to remain carbon neutral for all time. In this illuminating talk, Bhutan's Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares his country's mission to put happiness before economic growth and set a world standard for environmental preservation.- BY Ted Talks
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Nature doesn't need people. People need nature.
Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the films and take action at
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Ann Cooper has been a chef for more than 30 years including positions with Holland America Cruises, Radisson Hotels, Telluride Ski Resort as well as serving as Executive Chef at the renowned Putney Inn in Vermont. She has been featured in many prominent publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Chicago Tribune and has appeared on many media outlets. Ann has shared her knowledge and experience by speaking at the Smithsonian Institute and the National Restaurant Association among other institutions and conferences. She has been honored by SLOW Food USA, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from SUNY Cobleskill for her work on sustainable agriculture. Ann is the author of four books. She is past president of The American Culinary Federation of Central Vermont, and past president and board member of Women's Chefs and Restaurateurs. She also served on the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Standards Board, a Congressional appointment, and was an Executive Committee member of Chefs Collaborative. In 2009, Ann founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis. Chef Ann is happily working overtime as a Chef, Nutrition Services Director, Consultant, Author, Public Speaker, and Advocate because she sees a need for change and has the gifts to help.
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In the outer world, it was another step forward in out-picturing of our social activism to humanity and the planet: a “Climate Pilgrimage” organized by Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina. This walk, with 200 others along Asheville’s French Broad River, supported the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris and all other conscious work, co-creating a better future of sustainability and justice.
It was also an opportunity for deepening into my questions: “What is going on here?” and "Does my hand-crafted sign and sunny Sunday afternoon stroll make a difference?"Read more
Fly around the world in a plane powered totally by sunshine? That’s crazy talk! While the 2015-future shown in the Back to the Future trilogy suggested flying cars – which humanity has yet to perfect – a sun-powered plane IS a reality and the globe-circling mission is well on its way. With a more-than-decade-long commitment of vision-driven pioneers, the Solar Impulse 2 has already flown 8 of 14 legs to circle the globe.Read more
Change is needed. We all know it. We all see what's happening to our world but few of us really know what on earth to do about it. Most of us are already stretched to the max, and then being asked to make huge changes just feels too much. TreeSisters focuses on finding ways to ways to build our strength, our connection to our bodies, each other and nature so that from a filled up and resourced place change then feels more possible.Read more
Situated in a beautiful valley near the village of San José on Ibiza, Casita Verde is the flagship project of Ibiza Ecologic (a non-profit Association) and can be seen as an eco-education centre, showcasing sustainable living and alternative energies.Read more
Maia Earth Village and Mandala Earth Story Project
Drawing members from a mixture of diverse cultures, nationalities, and spiritual practices, Maia Earth Village (Cooperation Circle with United Religions Initiative) and Mandala Earth Story Project help people work alongside each other as earth stewards in order to bridge cultural differences. Since the ongoing ecological crises affect all communities, building sustainable earth practices together simultaneously helps build sustainable peace.Read more